Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 20, Issue 1: DWARF SEABASSES (January/February 2023). Images: Lantern Bass, Serranus baldwini, Espen Rekdal/Blue Planet Archive. Background: Echinophyllia sp. ‘Cornbread’s Flaming Bugatti’, Michael Vargas/MVargas Photography at Ocean Avenue, Arlington, Texas.
Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 20, Issue 1: DWARF SEABASSES (January/February 2023). Images: Lantern Bass, Serranus baldwini, Espen Rekdal/Blue Planet Archive. Background: Echinophyllia sp. ‘Cornbread’s Flaming Bugatti’, Michael Vargas/MVargas Photography at Ocean Avenue, Arlington, Texas.

HEREWITH, a sampling of articles and opening pages for readers curious about what the new CORAL Magazine issue brings.


Table of Contents for the January/February 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.
Table of Contents for the January/February 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.
CORAL Editor-in-Chief shares thoughts on the untimely passing of Reef Builders Managing Editor Jake Adams in late October 2022. Read more remembrances on CORALmagazine.com.
CORAL Editor James Lawrence shares thoughts and words from Prof. Sanjay Joshi and Matt Pedersen on the untimely passing of Reef Builders Managing Editor Jake Adams in late October 2022. Read more remembrances on CORALmagazine.com.
REEF NEWS presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Aquarium trade advocates say "Cyanide use in reef fish collecting is a thing of the past"; The Well-Armed Cephalopod; Neon Goby parents orchestrate optimal time for offspring hatching; and Aquacultured Purple Tangs represent a commercial scale breakthrough from Quality Marine and the QM Labs aquaculture facility, based in Los Angeles, California.
REEF NEWS presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world, leading off with aquarium trade advocates saying “Cyanide use in reef fish collecting is a thing of the past.”
CORAL Senior Editor Scott Michael examines the Western Atlantic dwarf sea basses from the genus Serranus in "Teacup Groupers," our cover story!
CORAL Senior Editor Scott Michael examines the Western Atlantic dwarf sea basses from the genus Serranus in “Teacup Groupers,” including some ideal candidates for the reef aquarium.
Dr. Ronald Shimek explains how many reef creatures can, and should, outlive their owners, in "Legacy Livestock."
Invertebrate zoologist Dr. Ronald Shimek explains how many reef creatures can, and should, outlive their owners, and what that means for the ethical aquarist.
In her first feature article contribution to CORAL Magazine, "Immortal Corals," ACI Aquaculture's Amanda Meckley interviews divers, collectors, and colleagues, sharing the stories behind some of Jake Adams' most prized coral cultivars which now represent one small piece of Adams' legacy.
In her first feature article for CORAL Magazine, “Immortal Corals,” ACI Aquaculture’s Amanda Meckley interviews divers, collectors, and colleagues, sharing the stories behind some of Jake Adams’ most-prized coral cultivars which now represent a tantalizing piece of Adams’ legacy.
Corals that can routinely endure several hours out of the water, exposed to the hot tropical sun, might force you to rethink what constitutes resilience; learn all about this fascinating coral community from Magnetic Island in Russell Kelley's latest CORAL EXPLORER installment, "Living Within Limits."
Corals that can routinely endure several hours out of the water, exposed to the hot tropical sun, might force you to rethink what constitutes resilience. Learn all about this fascinating Great Barrier Reef community around Magnetic Island in Russell Kelley’s latest CORAL EXPLORER installment, “Living Within Limits.”
We can all dream, but Reef Aquaria Design's Jeff Turner and his team make the dream of a 6,000-gallon home reef aquarium a reality; learn all about it in "Spaceship in a Bottle," our Aquarium Portrait for the January/February 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine.
It was a job with unique challenges, but Reef Aquaria Design’s Jeff Turner and his team make the dream of a 6,000-gallon home reef aquarium a reality; learn all about it in “Spaceship in a Bottle,” CORAL’s Aquarium Portrait for the January/February 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine.
In the prior installment of Kenneth Wingerter's series on algal filtration for reef aquariums, we learned all about the technological evolution of algae scrubbers. In this latest installment, Wingerter has collected and shared diverse views on the algal communities that form the biological basis of nutrient sequestration and ultimate export.
In the prior installment of Kenneth Wingerter’s series on algal filtration for reef aquariums, we learned all about the technological evolution of algae scrubbers. In this latest installment, Wingerter has collected and shared diverse views on the algal communities that form the biological basis of nutrient sequestration and ultimate export.
Are you looking for the current issue of CORAL, or perhaps a hard-to-find back issue? Or, just wondering if there's a local fish shop in your area that you've overlooked? Be sure to check the CORAL Sources page, in print and online, to find exceptional aquarium retailers that carry CORAL Magazine.
Looking for the current issue of CORAL, or perhaps a hard-to-find back issue? Or, just wondering if there’s a local fish shop in your area that you’ve overlooked? Be sure to check the CORAL Sources page, in print and online, to find exceptional aquarium retailers that carry CORAL Magazine.

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